Welcome to Classes 7 and 8
To celebrate Horfield’s accolade as UKLA Literacy School of the Year, we welcomed a very special visitor to school. Professor Teresa Cremin, Professor of Education at the Open University came to see Class 8’s English lesson! We explored the text The Whales Song through a variety of creative activities. These including fishing for hidden messages to explore what the author has hidden “under the surface” of the text, finding evidence in reading dens and dropping flower offerings into water to watch them unfurl, just like Lilly from the story.
Inspired by their Science topic Materials, Year 3 have been learning about the Kon-Tiki raft. We explored the materials used to make the raft and conducted experiments to answer the big question: “Why did the Kon-Tiki have a canvas sail?” To conclude our topic, we designed and created our own rafts using natural materials. Our challenge was to make a buoyant, durable raft that could keep a Lego pirate crew dry. Using our new knowledge of materials, we succeeded!
Year 3 have become fossil hunters! Mary Anning, the famous fossil hunter from Lyme Regis has inspired our English and Science work. We excavated and described real fossils then wrote poems to capture the awe and wonder of fossils. Evan wrote: “concealed under layers of sedimentary rock. Left alone in the darkness of the earth. Waiting for a little child’s smile.”
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